Masters of Social Gastronomy: Celebrity Chefs! (Online)

Taught by Sarah Lohman and Jonathan Soma

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Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of American food as a way to access stories of women, immigrants, and people of color, and to address issues of racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Her work has been featured inTheWall Street Journal andThe New York Times, as well as onAll Things Considered; and she has presented across the country, from the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC to The Culinary Historians of Southern California. She is also 1/2 of the Masters of Social Gastronomy, a monthly food science and history talk at Caveat NYC, with Brainery co-founder Jonathan Soma. 



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Soma was born in the South, is what someone from the North would say. He co-founded the Brainery, is the sciencey half of Masters of Social Gastronomy, has more hobbies than can dance on the head of a pin, and loves Waffle House about eighteen times more than you.

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Fame, fortune and food -- what makes a celebrity chef and where did they come from?

This month, Sarah will bring you the stories of three proto-celebrity chefs: Marie-Antoine Careme, French orphan, pastry chef and sugar worker to the stars; Charles Ranhofer of Delmonico's in NYC, the chef that made Baked Alaska Famous; and Prince Ranjit Smile, an Indian-Muslim immgrant, New York Chef, and incorrigible ladies' man. Later, she'll dish gossip on the early years of The Food Network.

Soma refuses to say anything other than "he's gonna take you on a wild ride to Flavortown," featuring the life and times of Guy Fieri, who is potentially the only Food Network star who hasn't been milkshake ducked.

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